Managing ESG Compliance in Complex Supply Chains
Responding to Emerging Regulations, Protecting Licenses, Increasing Shareholder Confidence
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss the potential environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues posed by suppliers in increasingly complex supply chains that can increase reputational risks to an organization. The panel will address legal requirements in the U.S., EU, China, and other countries, as well as the privacy compliance issues.
- Environmental, social, and governmental standards
- History of ESG
- Relation to supply chain
- Typical remedies
- Fix noncompliance
- Support supplier sourcing decisions
- Mitigate environmental risks
- International regulations
- Licensing issues
- Shareholder confidence
The panel will review these and other important topics:
- What is ESG, and how does it affect the supply chain?
- What are shareholder expectations in monitoring the supply chain for ESG compliance?
- What types of remedies are available when ESG noncompliance is discovered?
- What benefits do corporations receive for establishing an ESG-compliant supply chain?
Bruce W. MacLennan
White and Williams
Mr. MacLennan’s practice consists of advising clients based in the U.S., Asia and Europe and the U.K. on... | Read More
Mr. MacLennan’s practice consists of advising clients based in the U.S., Asia and Europe and the U.K. on structuring and executing complex cross-border business transactions, principally in the areas of private investment fund formation and the structuring of pooled and individual investment vehicles; private equity and venture capital investments; secondary market transactions; M&As; and the structuring of joint ventures, strategic alliances and customized business partnerships. He also provides guidance to fund managers and investors on investment-related regulatory compliance under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Mr. MacLennan’s practice focuses primarily on the financial, information technology, biotech, pharmaceutical, agritech and aircraft lease financing industries.Close
Sara K. Orr
Partner, ESG & Impact
Kirkland & Ellis
Ms. Orr advises clients around the world on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. She has almost two... | Read More
Ms. Orr advises clients around the world on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. She has almost two decades of experience working with private equity, public company and financial institutional clients on hundreds of complex environmental matters and is a thought leader on sustainability and ESG issues. Her practice specifically focuses on sustainable finance, corporate sustainability programs, ESG reporting and disclosure, ESG due diligence, Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability, innovative climate solutions, and other ESG risks and opportunities. Ms. Orr’s experience includes advising sponsors and lenders on multiple conventional and energy transition-focused projects and transactions, including wind, solar, biomass, and carbon capture, utilization and sequestration.Close